Claims on social media and public discourse in the United States often accuse immigrants of being “takers” of social social assistance programs, such as TANF or WIC, without contributing to public coffers through hard work and taxes. However, a new study carried out by the IIR directly confronts these arguments.
The Institute for Immigration Research's Metro Areas by the Numbers project has just released its first report on how immigrants have changed the face of Boston since the 1970s. This project is an effort to show the impact of immigration over the last generation, city by city.
The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) hosted Tom Gjelten, correspondent for National Public Radio and author of A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, at the April colloquium. Mr. Gjelten shared his insights on how the landscape of America has changed over the past fifty years with the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, as told through the experiences of families in one suburban county in Virginia.
Develop a broader understanding and learn how entrepreneurship as an outlook produces value of all types. Our panel discussion group will examine the practices and contributions of artists, particularly immigrant artists, and how their innovative and creative efforts provide an ideal means to integrate in US society.
We are proud to announce George Mason University's Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) Blog on the Centreville Labor Study Series. This is an eight part series where researchers from the IIR have been taking an in-depth look into a segment of Fairfax County society that is often overlooked: immigrant day laborers.